The Moi Non Plus Influences
Dutch duo The Moi Non Plus will release their self-titled debut album through Smalltown America on 12th October.
They're also playing a couple of gigs over here in the UK just after it's release; one in London (The Lexington, 16th October), and one at Manchester's In The City festival (18th October).
Singer / guitarist Bas Morsch (who also founded magazine That Dam!) and drummer Leon Caren (founder of underground arts collective SUBBACULTCHA!) tell us about some of the records that have shaped their approach to music.
Bob Dylan - "It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
Chavez - "Lions"
Dinosaur JR - "Out There"
The Walkmen - "Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone"Bas: I put it on again, and I still love it. This amazing song still sounds so relevant. The album it is on is from 2002 but It is almost prophetic for the music that is made at this moment. The fast beat combined with the lucid melancholy synths and vocals make it very Brooklyn 2009... 2010 may be. And great kick drum sound!
Liars - "We Fenced Other Gardens With The Bones Of Our Own"
Leon: Another key band for me are Liars. When I first heard 'They Were Wrong So We Drowned', it sounded like complete revolution. That record was way ahead of it's time. Arguably 'Drums Not Dead' is the better record, but this was the first step toward a whole new concept of music. If those records came out today they'd still be super relevant.
The Lapse - "Infinite Me"
Bas: This band gave singing a new definition. Sort of a high pitched Mark E Smith ranting. And somehow secretly this obscure band turned out to be very influential—at least in my surrounding. I remember being in a building where a lot of bands practiced and at one point it seemed that from every room came The Lapse (Chris Leo) type vocals.
Gang Gang Dance - "House Jam"
My Bloody Valentine - "I Only Said"
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- Alan MX
- An Emergency
- And So I Watch You From Afar
- Axis Of
- Burning Alms
- Clone Quartet
- Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea
- Die! Die! Die!
- Fickle Public
- Fighting With Wire
- Hooray For Humans
- Jetplane Landing
- Let Our Enemies Beware
- Little Bear
- The Moi Non Plus
- More Than Conquerors
- Negative Pegasus
- Our Krypton Son
- Public Service Broadcast
- Sullivan And Gold
- This Town Needs Guns
- Various Artists
- We Versus The Shark
- The Young Playthings